John Costello’s New Art of the Sentence Insights | Doug Lemov

A well-wrought sentence is a powerful thing

Yesterday I shared Maggie Johnson’s thoughts about a great bit of writing instruction in Gabby Woolf’s classroom.  The connection to the amazing sentence-development work of Judith Hochman also struck my colleague John Costello. He reflects further on it in this guest post:

Here at TLaC towers we love observing teachers who focus on sentence-craft to build the core writing skill of sentence fluency—i.e. ‘syntactic control.’  For example we’ve always loved Judith Hochman’s sentence expansion activities and the way they challenge students to…

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